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How much does a Morgan Silver Dollar weigh?
A Morgan dollar weighs 26.73 grams with a metal composition of 90% silver and 10% copper
A Morgan Dollar weighs 26.73 grams and is made of .900 silver to .100 copper. Making it .77344 oz of actual silver. Even though it's a called a silver dollar it doesn't mean it's 100% silver.
So how much is the silver worth in your silver dollar? Well that would depend on what the price of silver is today! First off don't get confused between the collectable value of a Morgan versus it's value in silver by weight.
A coin collector might be willing to pay more than it's value in silver depending on the year it was minted, where it was minted the condition of the coin etc If you want to know just the value of silver I found this cool coin calculator that will come up with that number for you, Coinflation.comImage Source: Library of Congress
1894 Silver Dollar
1894 Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation strikes: 110,000
There is no mint mark on the coin which means it was minted in Philadelphia.
1894-O Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation strikes: 1,723,000
Minted in New Orleans
1894-S Silver Dollar
Mintage Circulation Strikes: 1,260,000
Minted in San Francisco
Random Facts of 1894
There are no Carson City Morgan Dollars minted in the year 1894
First time Coca-Cola is sold in bottles
Denmark adopts Mid-European time
First college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
Midwinter Fair opens Gold Gate Park
New York passes 1st state dog license law
1st public showing of Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"
Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
1894 Lord Kelvin predicted that radio had no future and that heavier than air flying machines were impossible
The word "sneaker" was coined by Henry McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Sons.